This week’s Network Break analyzes Zoom’s $14.7 billion purchase of Five9 and its cloud-based contact center platform, new Wi-Fi 6E APs from Extreme, and the risks of Amazon Echo Dots where sensitive data can be recovered even after a factory reset.
We also discuss potential ramifications of a ruling against a DNS provider regarding potential copyright violations, what the availability of Cisco gear on Amazon means for resellers, and whether stunning financial returns for consumer tech companies will raise similar expectations for IT vendors–which means higher prices for you.
Speaking of financial results, it was a very good quarter for many tech companies. We look at the numbers for F5 Networks, Fortinet, A10 Networks, Juniper Networks, and Extreme Networks. Last but not least, Cloudflare will give developers the option to run workloads on infrastructure powered by renewable energy–but will developers use it?
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Zoom To Acquire Five9 – Zoom
Zoom buys Five9 in $14.7 billion deal to prepare for a post-pandemic world – CNN
Extreme Networks First in the Industry to Ship Enterprise Grade Wi-Fi 6E Solution – Extreme Networks
Amazon echo dot or the reverberating secrets of IoT devices – ACM
Amazon Echo Dots Store a Wealth of Data—Even After a Reset – Wired
DNSFilter CEO Responds to Quad9 Injunction: “DNS resolvers should not police the internet for copyright violations” – DNSFilter
Quad9 and Sony Music: German Injunction Status – Quad9
DNS Provider Hit With Outrageous Blocking Order – Is Your Provider Next? – EFF
Amazon.in: Cisco – Amazon
Amazon.co.uk: Cisco – Amazon